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Best Practices for Peace in 2015

Currently in the Public Square 


The Work of Living and Dying

In How to Survive Life (and Death), Robert Kopecky claims to have had three near death experiences that taught him how to enjoy life and accept death.

A Contemplative Faith

Following the Ancient Path Today

John Michael Talbot's book ultimately settles for being a gentle and non-controversial reading of the Church Fathers.

Work Cited

Farewell, Middle Class Morality

According to Piketty, author of Capital in the 21st Century, the Western dream of an economically egalitarian world is naïve and, ultimately, untenable.


The Problem with Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick is bad for professional sports because he destroys one of its few values: he wins like a cad and not a gentleman.

Progressive Secular Humanist

Atheist Sworn in as New Prime Minister of Greece

Alexis Tsipras, a proud atheist and leader of the victorious left-wing Syriza party, has been sworn in as Prime Minister of Greece.

Inebriate Me

The Sign of Peace and Liturgical Rorschach Tests

We ought to distinguish between things we don't like for valid theological reasons, and things we don’t like for personal sentimental reasons.

Paths Through The Forests

Natural Annual Event Festivities Around the World

During this transition between the Solstice and Equinox, the two hemispheres angle toward and away from the sun.


Thomas Oden's Change of Heart

Thomas Oden's autobiography will probably be one of my favorite reads of 2015.

Unfundamentalist Christians

Does the "Moral Arc" Bend Toward Truth and Justice?

Michael Shermer sees all of life as progressing on a steady trek toward a better moral, social, political, technological, and economic existence.



Faith Communities and the Tradition of Civil Rights and Social Justice Activism